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Some days of shopping…

On monday we woke up relatively early to start with a Starbucks in the Yorkdale mall. In this mall we’ve visited Rogers, a wireless telephony and cable company, to get more information about internet possibilities in our Condo. After a short wait we got all information we wanted and got a great deal if we’d combine Danielle her cellphone, internet and television we got 200GB additional data and free cable television. But it’s still more expensive as we were used to in Germany.

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After taking care of the internet we went to the Bank again, we’ve now been to our bank more often in Canada already as in all 6 years in Germany together. This time we deposited a cheque, and with every cheque we will need to deposit we need to go to the bank in the future. But in 5-6 years it might change…I can’t wait for that to be happening sooner!

After bringing the cheque we went ‘shopping’ for furniture at multiple places starting with the IKEA. And it’s is almost exactly the same as in Europe. After the IKEA we went to some other stores and we found one store were we will be going back to in the future, the Urban Barn. They have some great accessories, but it’s to early to think of those tiny things since we still need a sofa, a coffee table, a dining table, chairs, barstools, a closet, a rug, a console table, ….

Not to forget we need also a new television to go with the cable television we ordered and a sound bar and some more electronic appliances for in the kitchen. So we’ve also spend some time at Best Buy and the Future Shop to see what’s available before we went to the All Star Wings & Ribs for some chicken wings. But ordering wings is quite difficult when there are over 200 flavors to pick from….

After diner we went back to the hotel and check some things online for our future home and to watch episode 2 from season 2 of The Blacklist. As always an amazing episode…

Tuesday Morning I had a surprise for Danielle, I stayed up late yesterday to try to reserve an iPhone 6 in gold for pick-up. At midnight the new stocks gets listed at that’s why. I got lucky at the Sherherd Gardens so that was our destination this morning.

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And soon Danielle was waiting for her iCloud backup to load on her new iPhone.

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The rest of the day we continued shopping at multiple stores to checkout furniture. And while shopping for furniture we found some cool in-between coats for both of us.

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In the evening we went back to the Yorkdale Mall to check-out the sofa we liked most from all we had seen. John was in again today and after sitting, hanging and laying on the sofa we decided that this would be ours. Luckily new stock arrived and we were able to get a delivery date in october. And if it doesn’t fit or doesn’t look good in our condo we can send it back and get a full refund no questions asked…

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Can’t wait till delivery. Now it’s time to put the laptop down and watch episode 2 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. one of my favorite TV series. Today was also the last day f my ‘vacation’ and tomorrow will be the first day I put my working permit to good use.

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Canada’s Wonderland…

After the spontaneous idea of visiting Canada’s Wonderland together this sunday I immediately looked for tickets on my iPhone. I found out that the following deal was still available:

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Sunday morning I first got us a coffee from the local Starbucks before Sabrina arrived to pick us up. Just after opening at 10:00am we arrived and within 10 minutes Danielle and I got our seasonal passes and we entered the park.

The first coaster of the day was the Leviathan, an amazing coaster with a top speed of 148 km/h. Followed by the Wild Beast, a wooden coaster which we will not enter again…my head still hurts. And The Bat a Boomerang coaster which was amazon. Fun-fact: a girl asked me or we were foreign exchange students… :-) I guess the students in Canada are all 30+?

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After this 3rd coaster we had a short break and we enjoyed a Strawberry Ice Cream Funnel Cake before we went to the Behemoth the 2nd largest coaster of the park and again it was amazing. Then we went on the Backlot Stuntcoaster which both Danielle and I thought was a kiddie coaster…but it got us by surprise. We both came out a bit dizzy and needed a short break.

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After enjoying the view over the park and towards downtown Toronto in the Windseeker, a 92 high tower swinger, we decided it was time to go back home.

Danielle and I went to look for furniture and maybe have found a new couch, only the color is unclear. We hope to order the couch as soon as possible.

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Niagara Falls…

Yesterday we decided that it was time for some fun this weekend after this very busy first days in Toronto. The weather was better as usual for this time of the year and Danielle really wanted to see the Niagara Falls for the first time so we decided to drive there.
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We left the hotel early to get some gas, get some coffee and drive to the Falls! On the way down we passed the hotel I stayed in together with my dad and John a friend of us in 2003 during the World Championship Cycling in which my sister participated. Since this weekend the championship took place again I thought it was cool to get a picture in front of the hotel again.

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We arrived at 10:30 and had beautiful blue skies. We wandered around made a lot of pictures and enjoyed the warm (27°C) and sunny weather.

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After some coffee we left and drove back to Toronto while we stopped at the Shepherd Gardens to check-out the mall.

At about 4:00pm we were back in the hotel and after freshening up we went to the city with the subway to visit Sabrina, the wife of Martin a colleague of mine. They will be our neighbors soon and since we were curious after how they live, what’s living in the Minto Towers like and things to do in the area we thought it was a good idea to meet!

Sabrina reserved a table at Tabüle, a restaurant which served middle eastern food and had a belly dance act! We had a really pleasant time and learned lots about living at Yonge and Eglinton too. And on top of that we made a spontaneous decision to go to Canada’s Wonderland the day after.

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